Staff

Alexander Ruf
PhD student

Phone: +49 89 3187 2585
E-mail
Building/Room: 44 / 019

 

Current position

PhD Student at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)

Research interest

* Astrochemistry
* Organometallic chemistry
* Molecular reactivity on the level of experimental and theoretical chemistry

Education

Since 2013: Ph.D. Student in chemistry (title: Novel dopant-assistant microanalytical approaches to achieve high mass spectrometric sensitivity on a molecular level) at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Schmitt-Kopplin

2011-2013: Master of Science studies in chemistry (major subject: physical chemistry, minor subject: theoretical chemistry), Technische Universität München, Master of Science (chemistry)

2007-2011: Undergraduate studies in chemistry (major subject: analytical chemistry, accredited studies by ZEvA), Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Aalen, Bachelor of Science (chemistry)

Vocational education

2003-2006: Apprenticeship as chemical lab assistant, Ciba Spezialitätenchemie Pfersee GmbH, Langweid am Lech

Professional and research experience

2013: Master’s thesis (title: Enhancing detection sensitivity in mass spectrometry by anionic dopants) at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)

Winter term 2012/13: Tutorial physical chemistry 1 - chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, Technische Universität München

Winter term 2012/13: Practical course inorganic chemical mandatory practical course, Technische Universität München

Winter term 2011/12: Tutorial physical chemistry 1 - chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, Technische Universität München

Winter term 2011/12: Practical course inorganic chemical mandatory practical course, Technische Universität München

2011: Bachelor’s thesis (title: Optimization of methods for studying the metabolome of Caenorhabditis elegans) at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Ecological Chemistry, Neuherberg

2009-2010: Internship at Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Department R&D CAS Discovery Analytics FFM (NMR and MS analytics/supervision of an apprentice), Frankfurt on the Main

Winter term 2008-2009: Tutorial at the seminar for the practical course physics, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Aalen

2008: Chemical lab assistant at SystemKosmetik GmbH, Münster am Lech, research group

2007: Chemical lab assistant at Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GmbH, research & development group silicones, Langweid am Lech

2006: Chemical lab assistant at Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GmbH, research & development group silicones, Langweid am Lech

Memberships

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (since 2009), Führungskräfte Chemie VAA (since 2009)

Poster

P. Schmitt-Kopplin, M. Harir, N. Hertkorn, B. Kanawati, A. Ruf, E. Quirico, L. Bonal, P. Beck, Z. Gabelica, Unraveling the chemical space of terrestrial and meteoritic organic matter, EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna (Austria)

Witting M., Ruf A., Garvis S., Wägele B. Voulhoux R., Schmitt-Kopplin P., A mass spectrometry based metabolomic platform for the analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans, ANAKON 2011, Zürich (Schweiz), 22-25/03/2011

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